Letter to the Editor: Leave yard signs alone

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The Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee (HDTC) is deeply concerned about reports of recent yard sign thefts. We believe that whether they support LGBTQ+ Pride, Defend or Defund the Police, or any political candidate, yard signs represent the kind of civic engagement that should be encouraged. Under no circumstances should anyone enter someone’s property, remove their personal belongings and interfere with their right of freedom of expression.

As we approach what promises to be a contentious and spirited election on November 3, the HDTC urges all Hopkinton residents to obey the law and respect the property of others. We further request that parents discuss with their children the importance of responsible, productive civic engagement. Those who wish to find out more about how to engage effectively in the political process should contact the campaigns or the town committee of their choice.

Respectfully,

— The members of the Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee

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